Cape May, NJ Wedding – Ocean Club Hotel – Melissa and Ray
As the rain falls let’s rewind the clock a bit to September and Melissa and Ray’s beautiful wedding at Ocean Club Hotel in Cape May.
A few words from Melissa :
From that beautiful day in the waters of St. Maarten when Raymond proposed to me, I knew the type of wedding we would both love and there’s only ONE word to describe it…ROMANTIC!
It had been such a crazy trip. Just one week before our vacation, Hurricane Sandy hit our home hard. While we struggled to fight tears and grasp the reality of what was ahead of us, we decided not to cancel our trip. We knew this week was well needed and deserved and we were going to take full advantage of it. Little did I know, Raymond was planning on adding another big change to our lives. This change would be a good one, one that we could celebrate and would help us get through rebuilding together as a team.
So, over the next 10 months, we literally knocked our home down and began a truly fresh start. As we made plans for our new home; picking floors, siding, windows and furniture, we also made plans for our wedding celebration; picking dresses, flowers, venues and vendors. It was a whirlwind, but one that we both knew we were ready and excited about. There was A LOT going on in those months, but it was all about the love and patience we have for one another. We truly are each others best friend and we enjoyed discussions over tents, peonies, music and the overall ambiance for our big day.
Raymond is my rock and he has such a way of calming every situation. We are fortunate enough to have families who support our decisions and each of them were there that beautiful day in September in Cape May to help celebrate our love. Families traveled from Florida and California to be with us. We wanted 125 of our closest friends and family with us. We wanted to keep it to the most important people in our lives. The ones that will be with us forever!! We did not want a traditional wedding of garters and cake cutting…we wanted a PARTY. We certainly needed a party and boy did we have one. The dance floor was packed for four straight hours, thanks to our fabulous DJ! The day was EVERYTHING we hoped for and one that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. As we continue to rebuild our home, one thing is for certain, our new walls will be filled with the breathtaking images that Kamila has given to us from our wedding day. They will be a constant reminder that no matter what we face as a couple, we have truly found our soul mate and can brave any storm together!!!